A random word when people either don't know what to say, don't care, can't answer a question or are too drunk to form a coherent english phrase.
What a different culture we live in here in Australia...
I am referring to the recent activation of the WorkChoices legislation. There are many examples from around the country of sackings for no reason and more stories of sacking full time staff and rehiring straight away on lower casual rates. The IR reforms that have been put in place are allowing employers to be all powerful in the workplace and of course that power will cause some people to be taken advantage of.
Over in France there is a proposal in parliament at present to increase incentives for businesses to hire people under 26 years of age, but the changes will also make it easier to fire people under 26 years of age. The French people have gotten really pissed off about this. The changes aren't even as wide ranging as Howard's IR reforms and there are riots. The only thing Aussies seem to riot about recently is some lebbo going to the beach or some kid killing himself while getting chased by police (nevermind he was a serial offender).
Do people actually care about this? Or are they so scared they might lose their jobs or rock the economic boat so interest rates will go up and take their over-extended mortgage over their heads they just keep their mouth shut and mutter under their collective breath when Howard or their boss fucks them up the arse once again? Or are they happy with their lot and think that nothing will happen to them?
Then again they could be drunk...